Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Saddlesbags, Stickers, Afternoon Ride---Oh my!

The weather seems to be changing quite quickly here in BC. Just last week it was in the 90's (30's celcius) and everyone thought they were going to either cook in the gear or cook on the beach somewhere. So, the last couple of days have been a bit tricky trying to figure out what to where and when. Today, I decided to take the plunge and take a short ride on "Ms Vickey".  But not before we got those saddlebags turned around the right way!  AGAIN....
Scootard was just getting in from work and wanted to go on a ride with me.  Since I don't ride alone...that worked out just fine....:-).  

The stickers that we had been waiting for came in the mail today and we were able to pt them on our bikes.  "ADV" stands for Adventure Rider! 
 Now, we are ready to go!  We are off the store to find some matching nail polish to cover the scratches that Ms Vickey recently encountered.....Hopefully, they will have the right color!   

But unfortunately, our searched landed us with nothing from the local Wal-Mart store.....:-(.  Ms Vickey will have to bare the marks of her "dirt nap" for now.  We will check again when we get on the road during our next adventure.  I know that somebody, somewhere has the right color for her! They are small scratches and thankfully not extremely deep.  Hey, it's cheaper than a paint job!  So, for now, it's back home to some slow cooking dinner.

I love getting fresh veggies and fruits from the vendors on the side of the road whenever I can.  But these ingredients came from the local grocery store, but "appeared" to be in decent shape.  But we know how that can go, right?  I wanted to dig into my big roasting pan of slow cooked Ox tails with carrots, potatoes, red, yellow, and orange bell peppers, celery, onions, and my "secret spices" topped off with a little peanut butter to add some richness to the dish.....:-)

And I hit a home run!  A slam dunk! a touch down! and whatever else you say when your really deliver the goods.....haha.  Very tender and very rich!  ahhhhh, now for some icecream to end a very long, but fullfilling day....:-).

good night!